Union Berlin suffered yet another defeat, while Bayern Munich scored eight past Darmstadt, and Bayer Leverkusen managed to stay top on matchday nine of the Bundesliga season.
It was another enthralling weekend of Bundesliga action, with goals galore and red cards aplenty. Bayern Munich did not let Joshua Kimmich’s early red card faze them, as they thumped Darmstadt 8-0. The newly promoted side also had two players sent off, and Bayern then turned on the style after the break.
Harry Kane netted an incredible hat-trick, while Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sané both scored two goals each for the reigning Bundesliga champions.
Bayer Leverkusen moved two points clear at the top after surviving a late scare at home to SC Freiburg. Goals from Florian Wirtz and Jonas Hofmann either side of half-time gave Xavi Alonso’s side a two goal lead, and Freiburg weren’t able to complete the comeback despite halving the defecit through Manuel Gulde.
Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt played out a roller-coaster of a 3-3 draw at the Deutsche Bank Park, with the away side coming from behind twice.
A brace from Omar Marmoush helped the Eagles take a two-goal lead, before Marcel Sabitzer and Youssoufa Moukoko scored to help BVB get back on level terms. Farès Chaïbi then restored Eintracht Frankfurt’s lead, but Julian Brandt secured a share of the spoils for his side in the 82nd minute.
Union Berlin’s sorry run of form continued on Saturday as they fell to Werder Bremen for their tenth defeat in a row across all competitions. Marvin Ducksch forced an own-goal before finding the back of the net himself to heap more misery on the Berliners, who also had Rani Khedira sent off.
RB Leipzig managed to keep pace with the top four by claiming a thumping 6-0 win over FC Köln. Loïs Openda scored a brace for Marco Rose’s side, and Timo Werner, Benjamin Šeško, and Christoph Baumgartner were also on the score-sheet.
VfB Stuttgart dropped down to third place in the Bundesliga standings after suffering a 3-2 defeat at home to Hoffenheim.
Grischa Prömel, Wout Weghorst, and Robert Skov were all on target as Pellegrino Matarazzo enjoyed a win against his former club. Chris Führich and Denis Undav were on the score-sheet for Stuttgart, while the latter also missed a penalty in a thrilling contest.
FC Augsburg once again came from behind, this time to hand Wolfsburg a 3-2 defeat. The Bavarians took the lead through Phillip Tietz, before goals from Jonas Wind and Lovro Majer helped Niko Kovač’s side turn things around. An own goal from Sebastiaan Bornauw then helped Augsburg restore parity, before Arne Engels scored the winning goal in the 81st minute.
Borussia Mönchengladbach earned a narrow 2-1 win over Heidenheim, with an own goal from Jonas Föhrenbach proving to be the decisive moment after Eren Dinkçi had canceled out Alassane Pléa’s early opener.
Tom Krauß scored a 90th minute equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw for Mainz 05 against VfL Bochum. Keven Schlotterbeck had earlier scored on both ends, and Kevin Stöger was also on target for the Ruhr side.